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* Which Way is Up? *

December 29th, 2020 at 8:45 am

Have you every played that game with King and Queen fitted sheets, Which Way is the Top? Cut light colored strip into 5 inch pieces. Fold in half, right sides together and sew side seams. Turn right side out, press, then use a permanent laundry marker to write TOP or other notation. Sew or safety […]

* Pig in a Blanket *

August 19th, 2020 at 8:53 am

* Individual Peach Cobbler *

August 12th, 2020 at 12:09 pm

* Tie On Emergency Face Mask *

March 21st, 2020 at 10:06 pm

* Pressing Matters *

January 14th, 2020 at 11:54 am

Accurate pressing is just as important as accurate seams in producing well pieced quilt blocks. Angels, arent they.

* Organizing Your Sewing Space for the New Year *

January 6th, 2020 at 9:00 am

I work in a very small studio. 10 feet by 10 feet. Things are packed in pretty tight. Projects are here and there, but they all have their space. So how do I keep this small space so I can work in it? My first line of defense is doing a 15 minute pick up […]

* Color Play *

October 12th, 2019 at 8:21 am

Try this fun color game. It will help train your eye to see all the color variations, and the endless combinations you can use in a quilt. Pick any photo that catches your eye. Then, working with your stash or scrap bin, cut 2 inch squares from all the fabrics you find that match bits […]

* Cranberry-Apple Pie *

February 6th, 2018 at 11:30 am

Sometimes I do something besides quilt. Here is the recipe. Pastry for a 10 inch 2 crust pie 6 cups peeled, cored and slices golden delicious apples 2 cups fresh cranberries 1 cup granulated sugar 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 tsp lemon juice 1 tsp ground cinnamon Place apples, sugar, flour, lemon juice and cinnamon in […]

* “Hot Spot” Table Mat *

January 22nd, 2018 at 8:41 am

Put a stop to the endless rearranging of hot pads and trivets on a buffet table with this Jumbo “Hot Spot” Table Mat. Cover the entire buffet with this “Hot Spot” and it is easy to adjust dishes and keep the buffet surface protected. Simple to make with the following materials. 1 1/2 yards each 100% cotton top […]

* Scrap Folding and Storage *

December 2nd, 2017 at 11:57 am

Some scraps are too big to toss in a scrap bag, and they are too small to fit in with folded yardage without getting lost.   Folding the fabric to fit into a tissue box was more successful. Here is how we did it. You will need a large tissue box, some wide packing tape and […]